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Now showing at Crossroads Cinema: FANTASTIC FOUR Cast: Loan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington Marvel’s first family of comic superheroes takes the world by storm as the longest running comic book series in history comes to the big screen. The Fantastic Four are: Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate his body; Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, who not only can become invisible at will but can render other objects invisible; Johnny Storm/Human Torch, who can shoot fire from his finger tips and bend flame; and Ben Grimm/The Thing, a hideously misshapen monster with superhuman strength. Together, they battle the evil Doctor Doom. Rated PG-13 (for sequences of intense action, and some suggestive content)HERBIE FULLY LOADED Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Justin Long, Breklin Meyer, Matt Dillon, Michael Keaton Start your engines! Lindsay Lohan stars as Maggie Peyton, the new owner of No. 53 – the free-wheelin’ Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own – who puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. Herbie’s got some new tricks under his hood as he takes audiences for an action-packed spin in this high-speed comedy. With an all-star cast along for a wild ride, this comedy puts Herbie to the test – on-road, off-road, on the track and into the record books. Rated G (all audience)MR. AND MRS. SMITH Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie) are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each of them has a secret: They are legendary assassins working for competing organizations. When the truth comes out, John and Jane end up in each other’s cross-hairs. Rated PG-13 (for sequences of violence, intense action, sexual content and brief strong language) Now Showing at Cascade Village Theatre: WEDDING CRASHERS Cast: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rahel McAdams, Christopher Walken “Wedding Crashers” stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as divorce mediators and lifelong friends who have never met a wedding they couldn’t get themselves into. Guided by a secret set of wedding crashing “rules,” the pair find their way into a different wedding and different bridesmaid’s heart every week. But when they crash the social event of the season, one of them falls for the engaged daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Christopher Walken) and decides to break the “rules” in pursuit of her. This leads to a wild weekend at her family’s palatial estate where the ultimate “Crashers” quickly find themselves in way over their heads. Rated R (for sexual content/nudity and language)WAR OF THE WORLDS Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins; directed by Steven Spielberg This summer, the earth goes to war. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells’ seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. Rated PG-13 (for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images)BEWITCHED Cast: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine An all-star cast led by Oscar-sinner Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell cast their spell on the movie version of one of TV’s most memorable and beguilling shows “Bewitched.” Ferrell plays a television actor who plans to revive his flagging career with an updated version of the popular situation comedy about a man who marries a witch. He gets much more than he bargained for, however, when Nicole Kidman’s character takes on the role of Samantha, his TV wife. Rated PG-13 (for some language, including sex and drug references, and partial nudity)Now showing atRiverwalk Theatre: WEDDING CRASHERS Rated RWAR OF THE WORLDS Rated PG-13 BEWITCHED Rated Pg-13MR. AND MRS. SMITH Rated PG-13 HERBIE FULLY LOADED Rated GCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYCast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Annasophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry and Philip WigratzIn “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic about the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka’s extraordinary factory. Rated PGNow showing at Capitol Theatre: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Rated ??FANTASTIC FOUR Rated PG-13 WAR OF THE WORLDS Rated PG-13 DARK WATER Cast: Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Pete Postlewaite, Camryn Manheim Based on a film by the creators of the Japanese version of “The Ring” comes this haunting, chilling film about a young mother who goes to extreme lengths to solve a mystery and protect her daughter. Dahlia Williams (Jennifer Connelly) is starting a new life; newly separated with a new job and a new apartment, she’s determined to devote herself to raising her daughter, Ceci. But when the strained separation deteriorates into a bitter custody battle, her situation takes a turn for the worse. Her new apartment – dilapidated, cramped and worn – seems to take on a life of its own. Mysterious noises, persistent leaks of dark water, and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild, sending her on a puzzling and mystifying pursuit to find out who is behind the endless mind games. As Dahlia frantically searches for the links between the riddles, the dark water seems to close around her. But one thing trumps all others in Dahlia’s world: No matter what it is that’s out there, she’ll stop at nothing to find it. Rated PG-13 (for mature thematic material, frightening sequences, disturbing images and brief language)Vail, Colorado

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